The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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The Australian Government has tabled a report in Parliament of the review into access to telecommunications data in civil...
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Internet Activity, Australia, June 2016 (cat no 8153.0).
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The Minister for Communications and the Arts is considering extending existing carrier licence conditions that require certain...
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The CSIRO wireless local area network (WLAN) Prototype Test Bed is being recognised in the National Museum of Australia’s “A...

Policies (Internet)

The Interactive Gambling Act 2001


It's illegal to provide some interactive gambling activities, such as 'online casinos', to someone in Australia. Examples include roulette, poker, craps, online 'pokies' and blackjack. Any game of chance, including games of mixed chance and skill played over the internet, is prohibited under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 if it's provided to someone who is physically in Australia....

Anti-Spam legislation


Spam Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam Regulations 2004 Explanatory statement

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